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  • Whitney rolling block rifle

    Whitney rolling block rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Whitney Arms Co. New Haven, Ct.

    FIR 5289

    This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid...

  • Winchester M1894 sporting takedown rifle .30/30 Winchester

    Winchester M1894 sporting takedown rifle .30/30 Winchester

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Winchester

    FIR 5292

    This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid...

  • Carbine, Machine, Sten, 9mm Mk 2

    Carbine, Machine, Sten, 9mm Mk 2

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: RSAF Enfield

    FIR 6283

    The Sten 'Machine-Carbine' was the standard submachine-gun of the British and Canadian armies during the Second World War. Mk 2 version was produced on a larger scale than any other model. At least 2,600,000 were manufactured, by six different...

  • Bomb, aerial, fragmentation, German, SD 2 (Butterfly Bomb)

    Bomb, aerial, fragmentation, German, SD 2 (Butterfly Bomb)

    (Weapons and ammunition) 1943

    MUN 2446

    The German SD 2 'Butterfly Bomb' was used on a large scale during the Second World War, and was designed as an anti-personnel/fragmentation weapon. They were delivered by air, being dropped in containers that opened at a predetermined height,...

  • G.Boot double-barrelled 12 Bore shotgun

    G.Boot double-barrelled 12 Bore shotgun

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: George Boot, Birmingham

    FIR 4098

    This shotgun was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to...

  • Remington No. 4 rolling block rifle

    Remington No. 4 rolling block rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Remington Arms Co. Ilion, New York

    FIR 5193

    This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid...

  • Remington Model 10 riot shotgun

    Remington Model 10 riot shotgun

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Remington Arms Co., Ilion, New York.

    FIR 4104

    This shotgun was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to...

  • Colt M1903 Pocket Hammerless (Model M)

    Colt M1903 Pocket Hammerless (Model M)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, CT, USA

    FIR 3075

    The Colt Model 1903 pistol was introduced in response to the commercial success of similar designs produced by FN of Belgium (with whom Colt had a marketing agreement). Designed by John M Browning, who worked for both companies, it was a simple but...

  • 40 5e 19 (50) electric timer

    40 5e 19 (50) electric timer

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 3303

    German Second World War electric timer from an aerial mine which was dropped in May 1941 during the blitz on the port of Hull. The inscription commemorates Squadron Leader G Ryall's bomb-disposal work in connection with making the mine safe.

  • Fuze, bomb, aerial, anti-disturbance, German, EI.Z (50)

    Fuze, bomb, aerial, anti-disturbance, German, EI.Z (50)

    (Weapons and ammunition) 1940

    MUN 3302

    This type of German Second World War fuze was developed as a booby-trap and anti-handling device. The fuze, which was designed to function if disturbed after the bomb had come to rest, was used in SC250 and SC500 bombs, in conjunction with a Type 7 fuze...

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